Harvard science lab gets piranhas

Bellono Lab gets new addition, piranhas. Now it's time to study their eating habits.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
May 6, 2022 ~5 min

Flashing star is part of mysterious ‘black widow’ binary

Scientists have found a "black widow binary," a neutron star circling and slowly consuming a smaller companion star, as its arachnid namesake does its mate.

U. Washington • futurity
May 6, 2022 ~7 min

Animals can survive the cold in multiple ways

Animals have a few ways to survive cold temperatures, but it's not an either-or. "Each cold-survival strategy exists not as a binary but on a spectrum."

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2022 ~6 min

Study: Climate Change Likely to Increase Virus Spread in Animals

VOA Learning English • voa
May 5, 2022 ~4 min

New method makes traffic prediction faster

A new model shows that traffic forecasting doesn't have to be perfect to be efficient. A "good enough" solution works just fine.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 5, 2022 ~5 min

Tracing a cancer’s family tree to its roots reveals how tumors grow

Family trees of lung cancer cells reveal how cancer evolves from its earliest stages to an aggressive form capable of spreading throughout the body.

Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute • mit
May 5, 2022 ~9 min

Tests gauge the freezing point of water in icy moons

Researchers have conducted experiments that measured the physical limits for the existence of liquid water in icy moons.

Hannah Hickey-U. Washington • futurity
May 5, 2022 ~6 min

MIT to launch new Office of Research Computing and Data

Professor Peter Fisher will lead effort to grow and enhance computing infrastructure and services for MIT’s research community.

Office of the Vice President for Research • mit
May 5, 2022 ~7 min

Unpacking black-box models

Researchers create a mathematical framework to evaluate explanations of machine-learning models and quantify how well people understand them.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
May 5, 2022 ~7 min

Important Chemicals for Life May Have Arrived from Space

VOA Learning English • voa
May 4, 2022 ~4 min